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Taboo Studio

1615½ W. Lewis Street

San Diego, CA 92103


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Pendant by Christine Mackellar



New Jewelry

Davide BigazziElisa Bongfeldt • Lisa Crowder • Peg Fetter • Heather GuideroMielle HarveyDennis HigginsSuzanne LinquistChristine MackellarConni MainneSusan RonanPaulette WergerKristi ZevenbergenPhotographs byPeter M. Taft MD

The show announcement features a black, gold, and diamond bracelet by Italian jeweler, chasing and repousse′master, Davide Bigazzi. All of the work in NOIR + OR, or black and gold, is jewelry in black and gold. The interpretations of the theme range from the black insect pendants of Mielle Harvey to black and gold blossom jewelry from Christine Mackeller and the diamond and black cuffs of Dennis Higgins.

Jewelry from Taboo Studio is a personal, one-of-a-kind gift that endures the test of time. A selection can be made from an ever-evolving inventory of artists, or a custom piece may be designed using your stones or gems from the gallery's collection.

Opening Friday, February 19, 2016. The show runs through April 01, 2016

Please join us for some holiday treats, and the opportunity to view a unique collection of handmade jewelry by this group of distinguished artists.


OPENING RECEPTION – Friday, February 19, 2016 6-8 pm
The show runs through April 1, 2016



2016 marks our 28th year showing the most extensive collection of artist designed jewelry in San Diego county.

ART JEWELRY FORUM published an interview/article about Taboo Studio this past December. Vicki Mason interviewed Jane Groover Maydahl for this insightfull piece. Read the article.

Reprinted on our website:
Taboo Studio by Vicki Mason

Or on the:
Art Jewelry Forum website

JCK Design Center Award

This past May, Taboo Studio was selected as one of the top 50 designer jewelry retailers by the JCK Design Center. Click the links below to read more about the award. Click the image to view the award.

The Design Center's Designer Retailer Awards and the Editor's Choice Award

The Design Center's Designer Retailer Awards - List of Winners

Necklace by Cat Cole

Bonnie Levine talked with Jane Groover, Cat Cole and Donna D'Aquino about the work included in our 2015 show, Between the Lines. Read the conversation on Art Jewelry Forum by clicking on the link below.

Between the Lines

Arline Fisch in her studio

Susan Cummins interviewed Arline Fisch on the occasion of her show Hanging Gardens at Mobilia last spring. Read the interview on Art Jewelry Forum.

Arline Fisch: Hanging Gardens

Tourmaline and amethyst jewelry

Taboo Studio does custom work for all occasions. Owners Jane Groover and Joanna Rhoades can design wedding and engagement rings, Mother's Day and anniversary gifts, or anything new and unique with our gemstones or yours. This photograph includes a one-of-a-kind white and yellow gold pendant with a yellow diamond and a rare 48-carat purple tourmaline. Shown on a white gold cable, it can be purchased for $3,400. Along with the pendant are two large cabochon rings on sterling silver bands with 22k gold bezels. The 22-carat amethyst ring in a size 7 is $863, and the 30-carat purple tourmaline ring, also a size 7, is $2,365. For questions or more information on the custom design process, call 619-692-0099 or email.

18k and Masitsit ring by Steven Brixner Sterling, 22k and moonstone ring by Steven Brixner Sterling and carnelian ring by Steven Brixner 18k and tourmalinated prehnite ring by Steven Brixner

Artist Steven Brixner has been with the gallery since we opened 27 years ago and has developed a following for his stunning rings.


Tuesday through Friday 11 am - 6 pm
Saturday 10 am - 5 pm

Closed Sundays, Mondays and Major Holidays


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